New Yorkshire Carnegie signing Tom Ryder says he can see similarities between Yorkshire Carnegie and his former club Saracens a few years ago in terms of a vision for where the management of the club want to take the team.

During Ryder's time at Saracens they grew their attendances from a few thousand at Vicarage Road to selling out Wembley through a major investment on and off the field to create a product that the public wanted to come and watch. 

Looking at what Yorkshire Carnegie are trying to achieve, Ryder says he can draw parallels. He commented, "I was impressed by the vision here at Yorkshire Carnegie and what the club wants to achieve. It is different from Saracens because they were in London but they had an ambition and drive to sell out Wembley and they did it. I have come here to Yorkshire Carnegie because I want to get us promoted to the Premiership and I want to see sell out crowds here at Headingley. We have got a fantastic facility here that most clubs would be envious to have and I think there is a great opportunity for the club and our fans to make a major statement over the next few years."